The Blood and Guts of Authentic Zen Practice-Enlightenment

The Blood and Guts of Authentic Zen Practice-Enlightenment – A Commentary on Zen Master Dogen’s Himitsu-shobogenzo, Butsu-kojo-no-ji   Preliminary discussion on Buddhist terms: “Bodhicitta,” “Bodhi-mind,” and “Kensho” (or “Kenbutsu”) Because Buddhist terms are utilized so diversely (divergently?) in contemporary literature, it is impossible define their “meaning” according to “common usage” – however, in the present Read More …

Awakening the Eye-to-Read-Scripture

Awakening the Eye-to-Read-Scripture Even if you constantly ponder and contemplate the sacred doctrines of the great spiritual traditions, unless you have awakened, it is nothing but conceptualization. Only when you have ceased conceptualization and awakened to the reality of your own mind, will you be able to truly grasp the sacred doctrines. ~ From: The Read More …

Free Online Course: Classic Teachings of Zen Buddhism – Lesson 3, Zen Meditation

Zen Practice Zen Enlightenment: A free course on the essential doctrines and methods of Zen Buddhism. Lesson 3  Zen Meditation Part 3 [Link to Lesson 1] [Link to Lesson 2] [Link to Lesson 3] [Link to Lesson 4] [Link to Lesson 5] [Link to Lesson 6] [Link to Lesson 7] [Link to Lesson 8] [Lesson Read More …